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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Jul 2, 2006 11:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

for the real knowledgeable ones out there- can you point us to shows/tunes where weir played solos and jerry rythm- or where they both played solos at the same time?

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Poster: luvvdubz Date: Jul 8, 2006 6:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

5/19/92 ..Althea.....that's right...my favorite version of it actually!

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 3, 2006 6:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

any number of the really good versions of "Easy Wind" features Bob Weir soloing while Jerry's comping away in the background...check out 09-20-1970 or 02-19-1971

check out the version of Not Fade Away from 09-19-1970 if you want to hear some fantastic Weir-Garcia interplay, both are playing lead/rhythym parts

Little Red Rooster would typical showcase a screeching Weir slide solo, however on 12-30-1981, he exhibits remarkable taste in his solo before handing off to Garcia, who really puts out one of his better blues solos out there...

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jul 3, 2006 1:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

Hello "LiamFinnegan:" - Actually I am definitely not one of the "real knowledgeable" ones out here so I don't want to mislead anybody, however 1974-06-16 (Des Moines)"China Cat > Rider" transition jam -- something's going on between the two guitarists that is rather unique. - AshesRising

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Poster: laptaper Date: Jul 3, 2006 2:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

Casey Jones and FOTD are tunes where Bob and Jerry regularly trade solos. Also (I believe) Minglewood, with Bobby on slide, as well as Little Red Rooster. Then there's the memorable Merriwether Post Pavilion '85 Shakedown where Bobby starts out sizzling, but keeps repeating the same riff till Jerry steps back in as though to say, "Okay, enough". :-)

Also check out the jam out of Terrapin from 10/22/83, where Bobby stays onstage with the drummers for a few minutes giving his whammy bar a workout.

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Poster: darkstar92772 Date: Jul 4, 2006 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

I just heard a great example of what your are looking for. Check the Minglewood from Red Rocks 7/29/82. Bob plays some smoking slide guitar. Yes you read that correctly. Him and Jerry swap leads a few times. I'm not normally a fan of this song but this version had made me a believer (sort of) in the "slide guitar magic" of Bob Weir.

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Poster: Lewis/Klitschko Date: Jul 3, 2006 7:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

Bob had a rich warm guitar tone in '74, and the China>Riders, in particular, benefited from it.

I think Bob's guitar playing at its best was only a good supplement to what Jerry was doing, however, and this includes whatever he might have done on lead.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jul 3, 2006 6:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

Bobby is a phenomenal rhythm guitarist, no-one can compare to him in that.... his leads, to me at least, are repetetive, mostly forgettable and they are pedestrian at best. Unfortunately he also obviously suffered when his leads were back to back with the unique creative leads that Jerry would come up with. While there are some good examples of Bobby playing a nice lead, for me they are few and far between. The reason there was always a big roar when he finished his leads in FOTD or Minglewood etc, was not because Bobby's lead was so amazing but because Jerry was ripping into his Solo, at least that's why I was cheering (and I don't mean to say that we were cheering because Bobby's solo was horrible, they weren't, we were just always so happy to hear Jerry do his awesome thing.)

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2006-07-03 13:51:30

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Jul 3, 2006 9:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

Gel

The reason I asked the question is that I hold the very same view- his leads are mostly forgettable- but I know there are some good ones out there and I wanted to find them- wasn't there a jackstraw in the later years where Garcia broke a string and weir continued to play- Or was it the other way around- it is the longest jackstraw out there- I think that was the tune- stratocastoer- you would know

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Poster: doodle Date: Jul 3, 2006 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

I don't know if this qualifies as "leads", but there were a number of very neat rhythm jams that Bob would do (usually with Brent) before the drums. This, to me, predominantly took place during the spring/summer of 81 and 82. Check out Eugene from August of 81, Texas July 82, and Ontario June 87. There are others, but these few pop to mind. There was a cool one from 83, Vermont, Buffalo??? somewhere, Alpine summer 82 ??, but these are neat to check out. The best of both worlds; his rhythm and as a "lead".

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Poster: liranfa Date: Jul 3, 2006 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

Great point doodle. The jam before drums @ The Greek 5-14-83 is pretty monumental.

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Poster: doodle Date: Jul 3, 2006 6:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

Why, Thanks :)

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Poster: wblfootballplaya@msn.com Date: May 31, 2010 9:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: bob weir playing solos or deuling solos

i cant believe noone mentioned the dancin in the street from feb 14 1970 (Dicks Picks vol 4) the instrumental there has a lot of interplay between the two